Researchers say the development could bring a “quantum internet” closer to reality. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese scientists report breakthrough on quantum internet technology with entangled atoms

  • Paper in the journal ‘Nature’ says team was able to ‘entangle’ two clouds of atoms via a 50km optical fibre
  • It was the longest distance photons have travelled in such an experiment
Topic |   China science

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Researchers say the development could bring a “quantum internet” closer to reality. Photo: Shutterstock
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.